Proverbs 30:21
New International Version
"Under three things the earth trembles, under four it cannot bear up:

New Living Translation
There are three things that make the earth tremble— no, four it cannot endure:

English Standard Version
Under three things the earth trembles; under four it cannot bear up:

Berean Study Bible
Under three things the earth trembles, under four it cannot bear up:

King James Bible
For three things the earth is disquieted, and for four which it cannot bear:

New King James Version
For three things the earth is perturbed, Yes, for four it cannot bear up:

New American Standard Bible
Under three things the earth quakes, And under four, it cannot endure:

NASB 1995
Under three things the earth quakes, And under four, it cannot bear up:

NASB 1977
Under three things the earth quakes, And under four, it cannot bear up:

Amplified Bible
Under three things the earth is disquieted and quakes, And under four it cannot bear up:

Christian Standard Bible
The earth trembles under three things; it cannot bear up under four:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The earth trembles under three things; it cannot bear up under four:

American Standard Version
For three things the earth doth tremble, And for four, which it cannot bear:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The Earth quakes under three things, and under four, it cannot endure:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
By three thing the earth is troubled, and the fourth it cannot bear:

Contemporary English Version
There are three or four things that make the earth tremble and are unbearable:

Douay-Rheims Bible
By three things the earth is disturbed, and the fourth it cannot bear:

English Revised Version
For three things the earth doth tremble, and for four, which it cannot bear:

Good News Translation
There are four things that the earth itself cannot tolerate:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Three things cause the earth to tremble, even four it cannot bear up under:

International Standard Version
Under three things the earth trembles, under four it cannot remain steady:

JPS Tanakh 1917
For three things the earth doth quake, And for four it cannot endure:

Literal Standard Version
For three things has earth been troubled, "" And for four—it is not able to bear:

NET Bible
Under three things the earth trembles, and under four things it cannot bear up:

New Heart English Bible
"For three things the earth tremble, and under four, it can't bear up:

World English Bible
"For three things the earth tremble, and under four, it can't bear up:

Young's Literal Translation
For three things hath earth been troubled, And for four -- it is not able to bear:

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Words of Agur
20This is the way of an adulteress: She eats and wipes her mouth and says, ‘I have done nothing wrong.’ 21Under three things the earth trembles, under four it cannot bear up: 22a servant who becomes king, a fool who is filled with food,…

Cross References
Proverbs 30:20
This is the way of an adulteress: She eats and wipes her mouth and says, 'I have done nothing wrong.'

Proverbs 30:22
a servant who becomes king, a fool who is filled with food,


Treasury of Scripture

For three things the earth is disquieted, and for four which it cannot bear:









Verses 21-23. - Then follows a proverb concerning four things which are intolerable, examples of incongruous associations or positions - two in the case of men, two in the case of women. Verse 21. - For three things the earth is disquieted; better, under three things the earth doth tremble, as if oppressed by an overwhelming borden. The form of expression does not allow us to think of an earthquake. "The earth" is equivalent to "the inhabitants thereof." And for four which it cannot bear; or, under four it cannot stand (comp. Amos 7:10). These four evils destroy the comfort of social life, uproot the bonds of society, and endanger the safety of a nation.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Under
תַּ֣חַת (ta·ḥaṯ)
Preposition
Strong's 8478: The bottom, below, in lieu of

three things
שָׁ֭לוֹשׁ (lō·wōš)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's 7969: Three, third, thrice

the earth
אֶ֑רֶץ (’e·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

trembles,
רָ֣גְזָה (rā·ḡə·zāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 7264: To be agitated, quiver, quake, be excited, perturbed

under
וְתַ֥חַת (wə·ṯa·ḥaṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's 8478: The bottom, below, in lieu of

four
אַ֝רְבַּ֗ע (’ar·ba‘)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's 702: Four

it cannot
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

bear up:
שְׂאֵֽת׃ (śə·’êṯ)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 5375: To lift, carry, take


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